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USDA 4th International Biosafety and Biocontainment Symposium


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ABSA International, the managing partner, is proud to announce the USDA ARS 4th International Biosafety & Biocontainment Symposium, being held February 6-9, 2017, in Baltimore, Maryland. The focus of the symposium will be Global Biorisk Challenges-Agriculture and Beyond. Seven pre-symposium courses will address topics including biocontainment challenges, validation and inactivation, and institutional governance. Courses will be held on Monday, February 6. There will be 2 1/2 days of scientific presentations covering various topics including; risk assessment, arthropods, biorisk management, laboratory assessment, and many others. The poster and networking reception will be held on Wednesday, February 8, attendees will have the opportunity to meet with presenters and discuss their presentations. Exhibits showcasing the latest biosafety and biocontainment products and services will be open February 7-8. For more information on the program and exhibits go to http://arssymposium.absa.org 

Topics include:

  • Biorisk Management Challenges in a One Health World
  • Arthropods
  • High Pathogen Avian Influenza
  • Laboratory Assessment Programs and Tools
  • Risk Assessment

Speakers include:

  • Keith Hamilton, BVSc, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
  • Jonathan Zack, DVM, USDA APHIS, Riverdale, MD
  • Joseph Kanabrocki, PhD, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Rocco Casagrande, PhD, Gryphon Scientific, Takoma Park MD 20912

In addition to the valuable courses and sessions, you will have the opportunity to network with professionals from the biosafety and scientific research industries, organizations, and agencies from around the world!

More information including exhibitors and sponsor information can be found here http://arssymposium.absa.org 

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